A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the difference between Kovid-19 and seasonal flu. For hospitalized patients, the report found, the risk of serious complications such as pneumonia and shock was significantly higher compared to Kovid-19 compared to flu. Kovid-19 was more likely to die than flu patients hospitalized with Kovid-19.
Analysis, Published As an early release in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Tuesday, medical records were seen from hospitalized patients who provided their medical care through the Veterans Health Administration, the largest integrated health facility in the US There was a care system, which they saw results in all around. 5,500 people diagnosed with influenza between October 2018 and February 2020 and compared about 4,000 people with Kovid-19 between March and May 2020.
Compared with flu patients, people with Kovid-19 were at risk for 17 respiratory and non-respiratory complications, the researchers found. Specifically, Kovid-19 patients were 19 times more likely to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome, a life-threatening condition that fills the lungs with fluid. Heart inflammation, pneumonia, liver failure, shock, bleeding infections, and bleeding inside the brain were more likely to be Kovid-19, among other complications. Even the typical hospital stay was longer for Kovid-19 patients, taking on average about three times (8.6 days vs. 3 days).
21% of the Kovid-19 patients died in the study, compared to 3.8% of flu patients – more than five times the difference between the two. Mortality from Kovid-19 was similar across racial and ethnic groups, but some complications were higher in black and Hispanic patients, such as kidney problems and sepsis. These disparities “provide further evidence that racial and ethnic minority groups are strongly influenced by Kovid-19,” the authors wrote.
The findings are not surprising given the epidemic deaths in the US, which so far have officially exceeded 220,000. He is still growing and Likely to decrease The number causes an estimated 30,000 to 60,000 deaths from an average flu season, and has eclipsed US deaths. Last three epidemics Seen in the last 100 years, all of which were caused by a flu virus. (You have to look at the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed 675,000 Americans, to detect a deadly disease). but In constantly facing misinformation, also White house, That Kovid-19 is little more than a bad flu, this study is just a reminder of how untrue it is.
There have been some positive developments since May, when the analysis ended in this study. Hospitals and doctors have become better at managing patients and managing intensive interventions. Invasive ventilationFor example, while steroids have become a standard life-treatment for the most severe Kovid-19 cases. These improvements are minor, but reducing the likelihood of anyone in hospital developing serious complications or dying from Kovid-19.
As encouraging, the US is currently in the midst of its third peak of the epidemic, with new cases and hospitalizations daily. By the time this virus spreads randomly, many people will get sick according to the need of the hospital. And unfortunately, many people will continue to die of serious illness till now.